U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, candidate for the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka, announces the opening of her Mazie for Hawaii – East Hawaii Campaign Headquarters at 230 Kekuanaoa St in Hilo. The office is next to the Hilo Shopping Center, across the former Island Chevrolet repair shop.
“I want to personally invite you to visit me and see the headquarters during our Grand Opening on Sunday, July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.,” Hirono said. “Come talk story while enjoying refreshments and the fellowship of those who live in your community.”
Congresswoman Hirono has served three terms at U.S. Representative for rural Oahu and the neighbor islands, voting in support of President Obama’s stimulus packages and the Affordable Care Act, for retaining Social Security and Medicare as well as civil rights, education and social services for the public, and in support of the most recent medical marijuana federal legislation. She has consistently voted for bringing U.S. troops home from war zones in the Middle East while supporting funding for veteran services. And she was one of Hawaii’s first lawmakers to support same-sex unions and legal civil rights.
Organizations endorsing Hirono as a strong voice for workers and the candidate with the best chance of keeping Hawaii’s open Senate seat in Democratic hands include Americans for Democratic Action, Council for a Livable World, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, Voices for Progress PAC, National Women’s Political Caucus, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Equality Hawaii Action Fund, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Hawaii AFL-CIO, Hawaii Carpenters Union, Hawaii Fire Fighters Assoc., Hawaii State Teachers Assoc., Hawaii Government Employees Assoc., the ILWU, Asian American Action Fund, the Feminist Majority, and the Seafarers International, among others.